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>>> two years after an acid attack left a chicago woman disfigured, trial is beginning today for two women accused of orchestrating that brutal attack. >> good afternoon, i'm robert jordan in for steve sanders. >> i'm allison payne. we welcome our views -- viewers who are waving us around the country on wgn america. muriel clair is live with our top story. >> 60-year-old ofelia garcia and 37-year-old maria garcia in this case both whom are in custody walked into the courtroom this morning calmly looking out at the crowd of spectators to connect with family and friends who may be among them. and garcia immediately connected with someone and began smiling and waiving and blowing kisses before she finally took her seat at the defense table. garcia and her co-defendant, 37- year-old maria garcia overra are charged with planning an acid attack on espiranza medina and hiring three teenagers to carry it out. it happened in july of 2008. victim espiranza medina, a social worker was on her way to work at 6:00 a.m. when the three teenagers confronted her and threw battery acid in her f
a businessman and contributor to pay for two plane tickets to fly her to a chicago meeting with jackson. if the allegations are true, he could be looking at house ethics violation's both the congressman and wife, alderman sandi jackson released written statements. the congressman saying he is sorry for disappointing his supporters and at the same time not denying the allegations about the hostess. the two statements seem to imply there was some sort of inappropriate relationship between the married congressman and hostess. sandi jackson saying in her statement that for months the couple had been trying to deal privately with the, quote, painful and unfortunate situation. and jackson's second district people are reacting to the scandal. >> hopefully things will be resolved personally between him and his family. politically, i don't think they have anything to do with it. >> you would think they would know better. the guy before him had done it. but continues to happen. it's just a political climate of this country. it's a sad situation. >> i'm disappointed. i'm disappointed with him beca
. train number 620 was on its way to chicago when it hit the woman at barrington stop just after 7:00 a.m. victim was rushed to advocate good shepherd hospital with critical injuries but later died. we do not have any details on the victim. incident brought inbound and outbound service to a halt. things are now back up and running. the indiana toll road near gary is open in both directions following a three vehicle crash this morning. semi-truck heading westbound crashed through the median barrier and landed on its side in the eastbound lane's that blocked all lanes of traffic. truck driver claims he thought he saw a dear on the highway. turned hard to avoid it while going through a curve on a construction zone. it turns out that object was actually a bag. the truck dliefer was taken to a hospital with cuts on his face. the drivers of the two other cars suffered minor injuries. >>> woman killed in a three vehicle crash on chicago's northwest side has been identified as 26-year-old jenny from plainfield. police say she was driving west on devon when she crossed the center line and collid
, ohio's former secretary of state. democratic pollster al belcher. eric ericsson. and in chicago, reverend jim wallace. rev rand wallace, we now apparently have a he said-he said between pastor jones in florida and the imam in new york. where do we go from here? >> this is a time we should take a deep breath. on september 11 9, we should honor those who die, honor those who responded and honor the principles that make us different than those who attacked us. so here was an alleged pastor that i don't know anyone who even knows him, with a small congregation, and he's going to set up more flames of hate and violence. really a slap in the face of jesus, who never would have done this. and i've been pleased with the unity of the faith community in responding to him. across the board. my favorite is the massachusetts bible society has said they will give away two copies of the koran for every copy that he was going to burn to people in prisons or shelters or hospitals, muslims who don't have their text. that's the kind of response christians ought to make. so i'm glad that he says he
and others say she took things too far. regardless, chicago police are siding with her. the 68-year-old elderly widow who lived alone in this small home is staying behind closed doors today. and through a friend she is requesting privacy. >> she is emotionally distraught. she doesn't want to talk. she wants to try to find a way to take care of the damage that the children caused. >> indeed, windows are broken and loose bricks are on her property. she told police the 12 and 13- year-old boys now charged had broken her windows and returned later to throw bricks at her. that's when she pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old in the arm. neighbors say the same boys had been vandalizing her property for over a year. >> i think yesterday was just kind of a tipping point from what i understand they were in her back yard throwing bricks at her window and i mean there is really nothing else you can do. you have to protect your property. >> but those who know the 12- year-old said to be a neighborhood terror claim he is not a bad child and the elderly woman should be charged.
>> this is chicago's very own wgn news at 9:00. >> last week's oil spill in romeoville could have drivers all over the chicago area paying more at the pump. good evening, i'm micah materre. >> and i'm mark suppelsa. our top story seen around the country. the unrealized cost of that oil spill. we're feeling it, or you're about to. tom negovan is live tonight. tom. >> reporter: there's still a lot of activity, you know, the spill has been stopped and it will take 3 to 5 weeks to clean up the bulk of the oil, and yes, the spill already pushing up the price chicagoans are paying for gasoline. into the night, under the lights, hundreds of workers continue the clean-up in romeoville. they've already removed the ruptured section of pipe. there's a 2-inch hole in the bottom. what caused the leak remains unclear, but over 12,000 barrels of an oil and water mixture have been captured so far. >> no one wants to know more than enbridge what has caused this incident. we do strive for 0 incidents. this concerns us and we take it very seriously. >> the longer term clean-up still needs to be inve
in pasadena while i was having lunch. >> reporter: you heard her right. she was in chicago having lunch. it has been happening with residents of both wheeling and buffalo grove. it's the same complaint over and over again. police have a stackup. even they are blown away by the number of cases. >> what we are telling people is call your banks, let them know you're concerned about their doesn't cards. you want to make sure it hasn't been accessed. and then if that doesn't work, cash is the way to go. >> reporter: they do business at an array of different banks. amounts ranging from $100 to around $1500. the thieves sometimes coming back for more until the bank makes them stop. it's left a lot of people going back to cash and feeling a little violated. >> very creepy and it's baffling. it's despicable. >> reporter: federal investigators are now involved looking at an area business we're being told that may be the common denominator here. where financial information may have been compromised. we can't get more specific than that right now. there is a bit of good news. the people we're talki
. >> i don't want the police to be fighting with the next mayor of the city of chicago. i want the police to be in harmony with the next mayor of the city of chicago so they can better perform their job. >> reporter: gutierrez said he will have meetings this week and think about how his plan will work in the city. then, he will decide if he should run. 5,000 signatures was the goal for today. congressman believes by the end of the day, it will be a successful day for him with 10,000 signatures. marcella raymond, wgn news. >> another prominent chicago politician, state senator james meeks started to collection petitions today, but he would not commit to making a run for mayor. >> a firefighter was injured this morning after a fire broke out on the city's south side. it happened in a three-story vacant apartment building in the 6300 block of south ada street. officials say the fireman was hurt when his leg went through a second floor deck and it pave way. fortunately, another firefighter on the scene caught him before he fell threw. the firefighter was taken to the hospital in serious to cr
. the rest of the refined product that is used in consumed here in michigan comes from chicago. three or four of the big refineries in chicago, there are a couple of different large pipelines that bring that product over. you are already on the heels of an incident in the kalamazoo river, and about a week and a half ago there was an incident in chicago. the pipeline 6b that delivers some crude to us and some down to toledo is out of commission. the other problem that bring screwed over from chicago is out of commission. -- that brings crude over from chicago. those businesses and other suppliers who rely on chicago to supply this market, we have to bid up and over what someone else is willing to pay in those markets to be able to get that product over here. just this morning, i received a note that the problem in chicago has been repaired and is now back up and running. at noon i saucepot prices starting to decline. it is just -- i saw prices starting to decline. it is just a supply and demand issue. >> this is the last question. with the oil spill that happened, how has this made you look at
the red line to the far south side of chicago. the agency is using federal money to look at plans that would extend the red line from 95th street to 130th adding four stations along the way. the cta says the extension would run mostly along the union pacific railroad right of way. construction could begin in the next five years and be done by 2016. the price tag, $1.4 billion. >>> congress is likely the look very optimistically on this project because of the transportation needs because it serves such a low income and minority community, and it's likely that the federal government could pick up as much as 80% of the tab. >> chicago transit authority is already holding community planning meetings for the red line extension. residents have been giving plenty of input what they would like to see at the new stations. >>> mayor daley says he strongly believes foreign investors are onboard to build a high speed rail line downtown chicago. the mayor's pack from an over seas trip meeting with business ladyers china's industrial revolution is happening right now something we could learn
, we got it. buy a samsung fascinate and any other phone is free. only at verizon. >>> this is chicago's very own wgn news at 9:00. >>> he is just a bad little boy. that's all i can say. he is a bad little boy. >> a citizen says she has had enough from a 12-year-old boy who neighbors say wags terrorizing her. >> wgn america tonight t boy is being questioned about his injuries. the woman is being questioned. it's on the pullman neighborhood. high dana. >> reporter: the woman is 68 years old and she is being questioned by police about this shooting that left a 12-year- old injured. neighbors tell us for months that boy had been terrorizing the neighborhood. this all started at 5:30 at 76th and coles in south shore. the elderly woman returned home from shopping to see several windows broken and two kids running a wave after throwing rocks. she went to call police and the two came back. they started hurling bricks at her. she grabbed a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old boy in the arm. some neighbors we talk to say they sympathize with the woman who is a widow and lives alone but
and restrain. >>> quigley made his remarking during a speech today to the chicago council on global affairs. >>> oak brook businessman says congressman jesse jackson, jr., tried to buy a u.s. senate seat. the "sun-times" reports nyiac has told federal investigators he dined with jackson in washington in october 2008. jackson told him to tell rod blagojevich that the indian american community will raise $1 million for blagojevich and jackson will personally raise another $5 million if blagojevich appointed him to the senate. nyiac says jackson reimbursed a washington restaurant whoitous for several trips to chicago at his request. the flights were never mentioned on jackson's financial disclosure forms. the woman says she knew nothing about jackson's political desires. jackson will not comment on these new allegations. >>> a new report found the homewood fire department il- prepared in the handling of a fire that killed a rookie firefighter and an elderly man last march. an investigation by the national institute for occupational safety criticizes the homewood fire department for using ineff
fighting efforts in the city of chicago. understandably talk of reorganizing caps has sparked a great deal of concern. but others are saying it could be a good thing. >> give them a chance to do what they have to do. >> cease-fire director says despite all of the concerns he is keeping an open mind. the former caps volunteer and long time community organizer says he wants to see the plan first before he draws any conclusions. >> you have a lot of seasoned officers working with the caps program and now they are in the community like patrolling the beats. right now in chicago there is a need of more officers on the street. it might help the city more so than hurt the city. >>> others fear the reorganization of caps could hurt community policing. 27th ward alderman walter burnett says the key to success is trust, trust between the officers who build relationships in the community. >> trust is a big deal. and it gives people confidence that what they say and what they do in records to trying to fight crime in their community it will be confidential. >> reporter: those familiar with the outline
and vehicle stickers could be eliminated. >>> a second candidate is officially joined race for chicago mayor. >> he is political insider and tapped by mayor daley to hold various city posts over the years. wgn's robert jordan is here with more. >> right. you know, so many people are planning to run for mayor of chicago that their names could fill a small town phone book. some of them don't stand a chance and will fall by the wayside. but others like injury -- gary chico, chairman of the city colleges of chicago could go all the way. >> i'm running for mayor. i'm running for mayor. >> instead of an elaborate kick off party to make his mayoral intentions known, gary chico, a quiet political insider has decided to join the herd of mayoral hopefuls wanting to replace mayor richard daley. chico is putting together all of the elements to run an effective campaign. >> we put together already our campaign apparatus. we are busily collecting petitions. i might add there is a very excited response to our campaign. we are raising money at a very, very healthy rate. >> chico says he has spent years in c
bird. the chicago man that sparked a global fight. >>> cta buses come and go at this garage around the clock. last thursday, one bus left here with a stranger behind the wheel. i'm mark suppelsa. >> i'm micah materre. our top story scene around the country on wgn america tonight, who took a bus for a joyride? tom negovan is looking into it. what is this guy doing? did he pick up passengers? >> reporter: yeah, he did. only after logging in, punching in a route, doing things essentially only a real driver should know to do. but this was not a real cta bus driver. here's a photograph of the man they are looking for. he appears to have been wearing a real cta uniform shirt at the time. possibly stolen from a friend who is actually a cta employee. the would be bus driver drove around for a few hours thursday night, picked up and dropped off a few passengers. then brought the bus back to the place where he got it. back to the 103rd street garage on the south side. when he did, he bumped into another bus, was spotted visually and on surveillance and fled on foot. >> he was familiar with h
u.s. officials, bret. >> bret: catherine herridge will have tonight in chicago, thank you. be careful what you say about someone, you may end up working with them. that story in the grapevine and >> the recently resigned head of the nation's second largest public employee union is being mentioned in connection with a federal corruption investigation. chief washington correspondent jim angle reports andy stern has some friends in high places. >> reporter: given his standing when andy stern's name comes up in fbi and labor department investigations, it raises a lot of eyebrows, especially since he resigned his union post earlier this year. >> the big talk in washington, why would he do that? he was supposedly at the top of his game and getting into the white house anytime he wanted to. obviously, the head of one of the largest unions in the united states. >> some clearly suspect he resigned because he knew what was coming, but travel officials refused to confirm the nature of the investigation or whether stern was in the center of it or if his name came up in wider investi
this injury, the people of chicago have just supported me and my family from day one. and i believe that'll happen again. >> reporter: candidates who are running for alderman of the 41st ward including mary o'connor and another chicago police officer who was injured -- shot in the line of duty named richard gonzalez. this will be an interesting race out here. candidates have until december 15th to file. >>> carol mosley bronx is thinking about becoming a candidate for the school. she made history in 1992 when she became the first african- american woman elected to the u.s. senate. she says she won't make a decision about jumping into the mayor's race until after the weekend. >>> another candidate testing the waters, jesse jackson jr. linking him to misdeeds involving rod blagojevich or they would have charged him. on a radio show this morning, jackson said he was at a meeting in 2008 where a businessman offered to raise one million dollars blagojevich's campaign. that it would be in exchange for appointing jackson to though seat. jackson says he never heard that. and if he's a conspirato
to people. i was the chicago bureau chief for the "the new york times" i began to hear that there were similar migration experiences that people have. they talk about it as if they could not talk because they were going back to a family reunion in mississippi or a funeral. this is so much bigger than my experience in washington. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migration experiences of three people that have become part of the larger whole, which was the defection of 6 million african americans from the south to the north, to the midwest and west from 1915, world war i until 1970. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this. i want to read it to you. every day, more migrants are coming into the cities to seek a better life for their children. the scale of this massive migration from the poor countryside to the burgeoning cities is unprecedented in human history. the migrants provide a cheap source of labor booming cities and the thriving economy is built on the backs of those citizens
of chicago. >> all will not seek a seventh term as the mayor of chicago. >> how did this guy get on page one? >> do you really think and jesus christ, if he was here today, would say, pastor, go burden that holley book. >> absolutely. >> if you look at the latest "washington post" paul, do would have to conclude that the adult book for the democrats is grim. republicans have a 9% advantage among likely voters. we all know there is a hurricane coming for the democrats. what we have not determined is if it will be a category three or eight category five. is there any good news for democrats, mark? >> the president has seemed to become involved and engaged. that is good news. he is making a campaign message for them, but beyond that, no. >> i do not think there is much good news for democrats. two months to go. i suppose it could diffuse the storm of it they have, but in the end, i do not think they have the money advantage. they have the opposition candidates who say stupid things, but that does not seem to matter. people are too angry. >> i think it will be brought down to a tropical storm, n
to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job was filled by longtime incumbent richard daley. but he announced earlier this month he will not run for a seventh term. if emanuel does step aside, white house senior adviser peter rouse is widely expected to fill
, go manpower, no manpower. >>> the call for chicago's top cop to step down are getting louder. rank and file officers march outside police headquarters urging superintendent jody weis to resign. good afternoon, i'm steve sanders. >> i'm allison payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's julian crews is live at police headquarters with more on the march. julian? >> reporter: good afternoon. the protest just ended a short while ago having lasted less than two hours. now mayor richard m. daley is on the record supporting his police superintendent, but the mayor's recent decision to step aside leaves jody weis in limbo with his contract set to expire in a growing number of people clamoring for his resignation. >> some people better rise up to the occasion and start talking to mayor daley and say, listen what we are doing is not working. >> this isn't good for us and not for the citizens of chicago. >> we need to begin the search now for the new superintendent. this superintendent's contract is up on february 1. we shouldn't be wasting time
>>> chicago police question two high school students in the shooting death of fellow student deantonio goss. the 16-year-old son of an antiviolence activist was killed just two days into the school year. good afternoon, i'm allison payne. >> i'm steve sanders. want to welcome our viewers who are watching around the country on wgn america. wgn's nancy loo is live at area 2 police headquarters with the latest on the investigation. >>> well, steve and allison, the two 179s in custody -- in custody are fellow bowen high school students though neither are charged in this week's murder of a classmate. as the family of 16-year-old deantonio goss make funeral arrangements, police are moving fast in this case. the first murder of a cps student in the new school year. goss and an 18-year-old classmate were shot multiple times just blocks from the school as they walked home after classes. goss died soon after and the other student remains hospitalized. witnesses say the deadly violence was preceded by an argument in the school cafeteria hours earlier. the victim's father is a neighborho
years old. now in dcfs custody. >>> two teenagers in charge with labor day burglary of a chicago alder woman. chicago police say that one suspect is 16. the other is 15 years old. both are charged with residential burglary. police say that the finger prints found in lyle's home led them to the suspects and they said during questioning the 15- year-old admitted to robbing another house. cameras, laptops, video games and jewelry taken from the home sometime on monday. >>> as mayor daley prepares to leave office, some say his police superintendent needs to leave, too. but the mayor giving jody weis vote of confidence following criticism of weis' meeting with chicago gang members. julian crews is live on the southwest side of the city with that story for us. >>> good afternoon. the superintendent of police says despite all of the speculation, that he has to remain focused on doing his job. now, at a dedication here at new calmica academy on the southwest side, mayor richard m. daley defended weis' performance and defended his superintendent saying that he is doing a good job. now the "sun-
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on her route a second chance at life. >>> in charge of chicago's police force, under fire. judy weiss facing problems with his own officers. i'm mark suppelsa. >> i'm micah materre. >> reporter: tonight some chicago police officials gather to honor their fallen and injured colleagues. but tomorrow some police officers are planning to protest because they want the department's superintendent to step aside. a statue honoring chicago police officers who have been injured unveiled at the gold star families memorial. then the names of fallen officers were read aloud. the ceremony recognizing the -- sacrifices they made coming in the time of war of words with the internal fraternal ordered of police. reaching a boiling point when weiss has asked the union to give him ideas for proving working conditions. but he says the union has chosen not to work with him. >> i've wanted to lay down a record one time. get the facts out. >> reporter: not true says fop leaders. they posted this saying they saw the story about the letter on wgn tv. he says weis nee
to an article in today's chicago tribune saying he worked at his family's bank when millions were loaned to a now-imprisoned man. now it is giannoulias again trying to distance himself from rezko's reputation. >> let's be clear of what i've said from day one. '05 left daily operations '06 i left the bank. there are no inconsistentcies. >> reporter: but others seem to think so. this morning in new york. >> did you take a tax break you didn't deserve? >> no. i got a refund because of the loss of a family business. and i said that with that money i would give it back to charity. >> we don't -- we haven't dug down deep in the issue. it seems to me the bottom line the tribune is asking is did you work at the bank in 2006 or not. >> and the answer -- i've been consistent from the very beginning is yes. >> reporter: the talk started that he did work at his family bank in 2006. contradiction to some. >> there was a controversial loan in 2006. and said i didn't know anything about. we don't say he does know about it but he was still working there. and the $2.7 million tax deduction allows him to
, and the kind of mayor they think chicago needs. it is all eyes on washington tonight. the question becoming less whether rahm emanuel will seek chicago's top job but when he'll make it official. >> i'm told that he's all but certain to run. as you full well know, in that once the senate is gone, this is going to happen pretty quickly. >> reporter: a -- emanuel's been reaching out talking with quigley today and davis last flight. >> we talked about the kind of campaigning that should take place and that every effort should be made to have erroneous relationships. >> reporter: early on the top aid met with jesse jackson jr. looking to set a civil tone for a race that now appears over before it begins in jackson's case. reports of an improper relationship with a d.c. area hostess delivering a fatal blow. >> this is an issue of character. it's an issue of to family and faith. >> reporter: late today an ap report that tom doddy is all in. he says not so fast. >> a lot of people have come to me and it's been very flattering. i was told i would look at it. it's an office i felt i could do good thi
moved to chicago's gay town. there is a spiritual hunger there. >> stroll down the streets of chicago's boy's town and find a multifauceted gay world. flamboyant types and rainbow themes. >> andrew has lived in boy's town for 10 years, this densely populated chicago neighbhood is home to gays, lesbian and transgder folks and all the businesses that cater to them. it is not your typical ministry setting. >> right along this strip are over 60 gay bars and clubs. >> he is about as comfortae as any straight from the suburbs evangelicals would hope to be. >> i grew up the biggest bible-banging kid you would ever find. in college my 3 best friends came out to me. it ripp my world apart. i had no idea what to do. >> he ran. >> i believe the church is wonderful about what we need to believe and not so good about providing a framework for followhrough. >> his follow thrgh included moving into the heart of chico's gay community. his plan listen and lear the result, a freshapproach to relationships between consvative christians and gays. his vision is for the evangelical church to bridge its gap
>>> chicago about to land the largest airlines. shareholderrings voted to merge the carriers and base the operations here. >>> good afternoon, we watch those watching us on wgn america. we're live outside of united elk grove headquarters with more. >> reporter: stockholders and continental stockholders approved the deal combining the two airlines. the merged airlines will take the united name and be based here in chicago. but the ceo as president and will run things. customers will not eany changes. it will be a while before the feet as combined. there are labor issues to be ironed out and other matters to be cleaned up. >> it is an act of complex coordination. through a plan. we know the time line. we know when the work needs to be done. we know how it will be done. we know who will do the work. they have been advised they're responsible. we'll execute against that plan in the coming years. >> it is a good deal we'll see that in some of the other areas are represented by flight unions. they will have to determine whom is fog to represent them. and there are different unions
for democrats. surprise announcement from the mayor of chicago. >> today, i am announcing on not take a seventh term as mayor of the city of chicago. >> will the president's chief of staff try to succeed him? and how did this guy get on page one? >> did jesus christ were here today, you think he would say, coburn that -- go burn that holy book? >> absolutely. >> if you look at the latest poll, you would have to conclude that outlook for the democrats in november is grim, may be terrible. republicans have a nine-point advantage among likely voters. we all know there is a hurricane coming. what we have not determined is if it will be category three or category five. is there any good news for democrats? >> democrats seem to think there is good news, the president is starting to be engaged. he is making a campaign message for them. beyond that, no. >> i do not think there is much good news for democrats. there are two months to go. i suppose they could diffuse the storm a bit, but i do not think in the end, they have the money advantage. they have the opposition candidates who may say stupid thing
for democrats. >> also, a surprise announcement from the mayor of chicago. >> i will not seek a seventh term as mayor of the city of chicago. >> will the president's chief of staff succeed him? and how did this guy get on page one? >> do you think jesus christ, if he was here, would say, pastor, go burn that holy book. >> absolutely. >> if you looked up the latest polls, you would have to conclude the of love for the democrats in november are grim. republicans have a nine-point advantage. we all know there is a hurricane coming, what we have not determined is whether or not it will be in a category three or category five. is there any good news for democrats? >> democrat may consider this good news, the president is becoming engaged, energized, is making in the campaign message for them. but beyond that, no. >> i do not think there is much news for democrats. two months to go. i suppose they could diffuse the storm a bit. i do not think that they will in the end. they have the opposition candidates who may say stupid things, but that does not seem to matter. people are too angry, the economy
a mayor of chicago named daley. that's about to change. richard daley stunned the political world today announcing he would not be running for re-election. his wife has battled cancer since '02. he said today the time has come to turn a page. >> in the coming days, i know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. it's simple. i've always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it's time to move on. for me, that time is now. >> chuck, the office of chicago mayor has always been larger than itself. it doesn't ever stop in chicago. so how does this have white house implications, his announcement, very personal announcement today? >> well, it is. the reason it has white house implications, the chief of staff, rahm emanuel, has made no secret that his lifelong ambition is to be mayor of chicago. he's been asked numerous times would he run for mayor of chicago? he's said he wants richard daley to run for re-election. but richard daley is now not running for re-election. here's what i can
in chicago's race for mayor. miguel delvia was the first to declare his candidacy and the first to get his message out. 30 seconds long, it began running today. a spokesperson says with so many names being tossed around, there's no time to waste getting his name out. >>> axelrod coming to work on the reelection campaign. has been work on the candidacies since 1984. on the wgn news at 5:00 today rick pearson told me that axelrod is the master of the messagr political advertising with his work cut out for him in new media. >> he's just a guy that's able to turn the phrase, able to understand the power of messages, the power of commercials. and basically when you've got media coming at you all different ways, now he's become a master, too, of social networking as well. >> rahm emanuel who many strongly expect to announce his candidacy for mayor of chicago. >>> trustees at university of illinois voting against after a statement by chris kennedy. he couldn't confer the honorary title to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father. talking about r
and a great start for chicago. >> troy: a couple of good blocks on the outside. you see they started up inside, inside wedge and knox is able to break it to the outside. any time you're one-on-one then with the kicker, buehler, in this case, having to make the tackle. >> joe: buehler is a guy who proved last year and he did last week, he will stick his nose in there and make a play. bad news is for dallas, he has had to. starting at their own 37. and handing it off to forte. spears on the tackle. a gain of five. and matt forte who has that burst back that we saw in his rookie season two years ago, is on that list. he is backed up by chester taylor and here is the offensive line and number 74, chris williams at left tackle, troy, will have his hands full with demarcus ware. >> troy: watching the game last week with mike martz, first two plays of the game were running plays. i thought maybe they hired the wrong guy. he opens this game up with a running play as well to forte. >> joe: on second down, cutler is ripped to the ground! spencer was in there. demarcus ware was in there. and i think cutl
and offices of anti-war activists in chicago and minneapolis. >> they wanted to see things related to trips to colombia and the middle east and related to the antiwar committee. >> we have done nothing wrong. [applause] on the other hand, the fbi asked today as they have always acted, to intimidate and disrupt the anti-war movement in the movement for peace and justice. >> we will be joined by two of the activists whose homes were raided, jess sundin of minneapolis and joe isobaer of chicago. will speak with former fbi special agents coleen rowley. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the administration's assertion that it and assassinate u.s. citizens anywhere in the world. earlier this year, the obama administration authorized the cia to capture or kill anwar al loti, an american-born cleric who is believed to be hiding in yemen. with the help of the american civil liberties union and the center for constitutional rights, h
who survive it. >> this is chicago's very own wgn news at 9:00. >> a terror plot hatched right here in chicago targeting land marks, each the pare. good evening, i'm lourdes duarte. >> and i'm mark markrd julie unruh is in wrigleyville, one of the supposed target joos it really came to a head in wrigleyville on saturday night. he was arrested for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device. these are serious charges, and authorities say he wanted to blow up willis tower and hurt the mayor, and more, all to prove a point. >> his attempt was to kill as many poem as he could in an area of town that was highly populated in a time of night that could create as much destruction as possible. >> reporter: a resident of lebanese decent, like twept somethings, his facebook page is filled with photos, and nothing to say about his plot to blow up citizens in wrigleyville. undercover agents set him up with explosive device, and it was a rock concert going on just a half a block away. >> everything from his perspective was working and ready to go. he set
. it's 50 degrees in minneapolis now and 55 in chicago. this about 20 degrees cooler this morning in chicago than it was yesterday. eventually, that cool air is going to arrive on the east coast as we go into the day tomorrow. so your forecast today, one more day of summer up and down the eastern seaboard with highs in the upper 80s. there's all the rain in texas. cool, fall like weather arriving for the great lakes. lynn, this is it for the east coast. one more hot day and then it's going to feel like fall. >> all right, phil, what are you going to do? the seasons move on. >> get the jacket ready and the tank tops put away. >> all right, phil, thanks. >>> coming up, a rude return on wall street. big breakfast plans. and what's in a word, or more currently, a nonword? your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> another milestone for trevor hoffman. one blue jay is flying high and possibly the biggest loss of reggie bush's career. when i was seventeen, i was not good to my skin. long summer days, and not enough sleep. what i wouldn't do for a do-over
in the states has been the heat. it was 90 degree heat. you can see it from dallas almost to chicago. d.c. was 93 yesterday. everywhere in red, the whole southeast and tennessee valley was in the 90s yesterday and today is going to be just as warm because that front shedding through st. louis and chicago. we have at least one more warm day before the cooler air arrives behind this cold front. there's the hot air, the heat pump with that high pressure all the way up the eastern sboard. on that front, we have rain for u this morning going into columbia, missouri, chicago, you will have morning rain for your commute, also. so the forecast for today, very warm in the eastern seaboard. d.c., near 95 degrees. but cooler for you in dallas, kansas city and chicago as that cool, fa air finally arrives. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. temperature in atlanta once agai in the 90s. what else is new? same for you in nashville. look at milwaukee, wisconsin. the cold front has gone through, temperatures are plummetin high today of only 66
city's may oral race. how does mayor rahm emanuel sound to chicago? "way too early." >>> good morning. i'm willie geist and this is "way too early" the story watched by more people with crippling sleep disorders than any other show on television. we're glad you're up watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius/xm radio. shoot me an e-mail. why are you awake right now? we'll read the best responses later in the show. the the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this wednesday, september 8th. a lot going on today, including hillary clinton weighing in forcefully on one church's plan to burn copies of the koran on september 11th. >>> plus, a wild scene in detroit right now as fires are sweeping through neighborhoods, sending at least two dozen houses up in flames. how did this inferno start? we'll tell you. >>> first, let's get to the news live here at 5:30. president obama heads to cleveland this morning to push for billions of dollars for new tax inventives for businesses and infrastructure spending. the president will argue against any compromise that would extend t
to be more like chicago. an ode to chicago. anybody has ever visited chicago, you go down michigan avenue and everyone goes like why can't we be like chicago? they don't go in the neighborhoods, they just go down michigan avenue and the entire city and county of chicago and the cook county around chicago looks like michigan avenue. but nonetheless, it is something that vexes you, you think why can't we be more like michigan avenue. so began the journey many years ago to say what do we need to do differently had order to organize ourselves in a way that we could create great streets through the commercial corridors and the main entry points in and out of our city. we got the together and we realized there was a lot of money already being spent, it wasn't being coordinated, it wasn't a collaborative. you didn't have the arts commission working with the department of public works and the public utilities commission and working with the economic development office and our lobbiest at the state and federal level to match state and federal and local dollars to organize a much more organized nar
tried to start, or had started, an organization in chicago of puerto ricans and some other spanish-speaking people who were being kicked around in a rundown neighborhood in chicago. so i started this organization, which very shortly went way over my head and i really did not know what i was doing. i was just feeling my way, and of course it was costing a lot of money, which i did not have. so luckily, i had run into a catholic priest who started running around trying to raise money for this ridiculous thing. finally, he introduced me to another catholic priest who was a great friend of alinsky, who was an important figure in washington. he was the catholic church's lobbyist on social issues in the 1930's and 1940's. o'grady, who had just a bit of a brogue, said, "i like you, young man, you have fire in your belly, and i want you to meet this man, saul alinsky." i had no idea who he was. they set up a supper meeting, and i met him, and he asked me to explain to saul what i was doing. he listened to this, and at the end of my presentation he said, "that is a crock of -- expletive del
place, we are now doing more on that and we took the ideas from chicago. and i will say if there is any father or mother of these ideas it is mayor daley in chicago who is on these things years and years ago. i went out there when i first became mayor, got so jealous going down michigan avenue i said we have to do something so we stole their greening director and brought her out here and tasked here with putting these plans together and i want to specifically acknowledge astrid and her hard work and collaborative effort with all of you as well. i'm excited about this. i'm proud of this. this is a special day for me. thank you for all the hard works. this crease jobs, increases -- this creates jobs, increases values of property and increases the likelihood that people will come down and stay longer. it creates a sense of identity and place so we can marked our neighborhoods so it doesn't look like anyplace, u.s.a. so everything has its own unique character. that is why we are celebrating and why i'm honored that all of you took the time to be here and work so hard to get us here. i have
is approaching and chicago police department financial crimes unit has some tips that can protect you from identity, specifically with debt card. they are warning you to keep an eye out for devices, thieves attached to scanners and atm's which can store your personal information. just recently, several suburban residents who shop at aldi grocery stores had their information stolen and their accounts drained. all the more reason to pay attention to your balances and accounts job accounts online. >> there is a lot of credit card -- very proactive in monitoring your activity. >> reporter: there are other tips to indicate shred everything and use cash. >> a baby in grisham neighborhood is dead. an autopsy confirmed the boy drowned, but it did not determine a manner of death. police and wild welfare services are still investigating the incident. >> two teen-age boys were shot this morning at the corner of 67th and wolcot, police say one of the victims was taken to the hospital in serious condition. the other man was taken to the hospital in good condition. the victims names have notelet been re
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will not be seeking the office. >> president obama is coming back to chicago to help raise money for democratic senate nominee janulius. he will be coming october 7th. the campaign is hoping public support from president obama will give him a boost in his race against republican mark kirk. today, the candidate talked about getting extra help from the president. >> we are very excited for the president to come back to chicago. he understands this is an incredibly important election. we capital afford to have typical washington, d.c. politicians make the decisions, especially since what they have done to the economy. >> this will be the president's 6th trip back home since he became president. >> wgn's marcella raymond -- >> reporter: this may have been pierce kincaid's first time in a small plane. he told neighbors he was excited about it. retired school principal was fly with his nephew, kevin mccain who loved to fly. the plane left from aurora and disappeared in wisconsin. it was found in the trout river friday morning. >> if there is any problem with anything, we have a power out an, he know, he is
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